Wholemeal Baked Doughnuts

Wholemeal Baked Doughnuts

Baked Beauties
Baked Beauties

Happy Chanukah! (And happy Thanksgivukkah to you 'Mericans!) Today i'm celebrating the first day (and second night) of Chanukah with these yummy baked doughnuts!

I made these to accompany my homemade sweet potato latkes and shnitzel - something sort of healthy to balance out a night of fried foods! It's ok if we only have it once a year right...?!

Just look at that jammy deliciousness!
Just look at that jammy deliciousness!

This is one of the easiest recipes i've ever made with yeast, you can just leave the dough to rise as you make dinner/order in/watch TV etc!

Chocolatey ganache
Chocolatey ganache

It's the first Chanukah in our new flat, and as J and I lit the first candles and sang Ma'oz Tzur I really felt shivers running down my spine, the song brought on new meaning for me, and I loved our little celebration. I received a beautifully apt chocolate faux fur blanket which I gratefully snuggled down in after all that cooking! I hope your holidays are as happy as mine.

Baked Doughnuts Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 425g wholemeal (or wholewheat to you americans!) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • A 7g package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup semi-skimmed milk with half a lemon squeezed in
  • 130g honey, divided
  • 60g melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • Jam, butter and sugar for topping

Directions:

  • Squeeze lemon in your milk and leave to stand
  • In your stand mixer, combine flour, yeast and salt.
  • Melt the butter and add to milk. Add in honey and egg and whisk
  • Add in wet to dry ingredients and give a good stir
  • If you're using a stand mixer, attach the dough hook and knead for 3-5 mins, until dough comes together in a ball
  • Oil a large bowl and cover with a damp towel
  • Leave to stand in a warm dry place for 1.5 - 2 hours
  • When dough has risen, roll it out and cut circles
  • Place circles on baking sheet and bake at 180oC for 15-18 mins
  • When cooled, pierce with a knife and inject in either chocolate or jam
  • Melt some butter and roll the doughnut in it, then smother in caster sugar
  • EAT EAT EAT!
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